Posts tagged "david stern"

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3
(#5) Hawks lead (#4) Magic 3-1. This series has been painful to watch. The boredom is criminal. The Hawks have taken both games in Atlanta, starting with Jamal Crawford luckboxing heroically nailing this 3-pointer at the end of Game 3 (Basketball-Reference): Game 4 ended 88-85 (BBR) and I admit that I neglected it for lesson planning... Read more »

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, Nenê & ... TD?

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, Nenê & ... TD?
The weekend saw the 2nd-best cumulative performances by road teams in Game 1 of the first round (Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference). #5 Hawks 103#4 Magic 93Box Score | RecapHawks lead series 1-0 #7 76ers 89#2 Heat 97Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 1-0 #6 Knicks 85#3 Celtics 87Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 1-0 #8 Grizzlies... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'
Derrick Rose, winning: True Shooting Percentage carries a very low margin of error. Of course, no metric is without error, but I’m not sure any commonly accepted have a wider margin of error than human eyes and brains. Not saying it’s the argument, but Rose’s .TS% ranked in the 70s among qualified leaders and in... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 20, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 20, 2011
The 2011 Dunk Contest was fun and I posted every dunk here, but my favorite Dunk Contest dunker is still Vince Carter: ‘Melo’s not going to Jersey. He wants to be a Knick or a Bull; the Knicks are willing to take him on, but the Bulls say it’s too expensive. ‘Melo never had to... Read more »

NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks

NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks
Owners and union representatives had a closed-door meeting in L.A. this All-Star Weekend. “While there wasn’t much negotiating during the meeting and very little progress was made,” Alex Kennedy reported Saturday at HoopsWorld, the players proposed a complete overhaul of how the annual draft functions. The NBPA suggested that non-playoff teams receive two picks in... Read more »
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NBA Players Voting Toward Union Decertification

NBA players are voting to hold a vote to disband the union before the current agreement with the league expires to hold the league to antitrust laws instead of laws. I prefer to keep these spaces with analysis of stuff on the court and fun stuff away from it, but didn’t want to just put... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: October 31, 2010

If you believe David Stern, the NBA should contract while simultaneously “sometime in the next five years” adding a five-team European division. Put down all Tony Parker trade rumors. He has signed a 4yr./$50m extension with the Spurs that prevents him from becoming a restricted free agent this summer. Manu is in the first year... Read more »